A government employee who stepped into a contractor’s role is among the targets of a report criticizing contracting practices at the Bureau of Land Management.
The Interior Department office of inspector general says in a recently-released report, dated Sept. 30, that a BLM project officer placed a request to modify a contract, “in effect, representing the contractor.”
The project officer and the contracting officer involved had to be counseled on proper contracting practices, the report says. At the time of the report, the BLM was finalizing guidelines to outline the responsibilities and limitations of contracting officers and project officers.
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A copy of the Interior Department’s IG report is at: http://www.doi.gov/oig/reports/upload/C-EV-BLM-0007-2011Public.pdf